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Crime rate in Brockton, Massachusetts (MA): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Brockton, MA compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Brockton, MA

The 2019 crime rate in Brockton, MA is 326 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.2 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 86.7% U.S. cities. The 2019 Brockton crime rate fell by 12% compared to 2018. The number of homicides stood at 5 - a decrease of 4 compared to 2018. In the last 5 years Brockton has seen decline of violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Brockton, MA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Brockton:

326.5
Avon:

170.3
West Bridgewater:

82.8
Whitman:

91.0
Abington:

135.2
Holbrook:

142.9
Easton:

84.8
Stoughton:

113.3
East Bridgewater:

73.0
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Brockton by year

Type

2006

2007

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
8
(8.4)
11
(11.7)
9
(9.3)
9
(9.7)
9
(9.5)
6
(6.3)
9
(9.5)
12
(12.7)
6
(6.3)
3
(3.2)
7
(7.3)
9
(9.4)
5
(5.2)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
42
(44.1)
42
(44.6)
53
(54.9)
61
(66.0)
61
(64.6)
48
(50.4)
87
(92.1)
64
(67.8)
67
(70.5)
83
(87.2)
93
(96.9)
72
(75.1)
63
(66.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
266
(279.4)
199
(211.3)
262
(271.6)
243
(263.0)
232
(245.8)
225
(236.5)
228
(241.4)
192
(203.3)
147
(154.7)
169
(177.5)
172
(179.1)
182
(189.7)
148
(155.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
N/AN/A870
(901.8)
773
(836.7)
858
(909.1)
809
(850.2)
838
(887.3)
724
(766.7)
722
(759.6)
774
(813.1)
645
(671.8)
605
(630.7)
566
(594.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
673
(706.9)
695
(737.9)
772
(800.2)
750
(811.8)
1,037
(1,099)
815
(856.5)
865
(915.8)
572
(605.8)
414
(435.6)
512
(537.9)
327
(340.6)
267
(278.4)
248
(260.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,163
(2,272)
2,163
(2,297)
2,042
(2,117)
1,675
(1,813)
1,805
(1,912)
2,046
(2,150)
2,100
(2,223)
2,098
(2,222)
1,474
(1,551)
1,498
(1,574)
1,250
(1,302)
1,496
(1,560)
1,317
(1,382)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
662
(695.4)
463
(491.6)
393
(407.4)
445
(481.7)
387
(410.0)
210
(220.7)
224
(237.2)
230
(243.6)
260
(273.5)
280
(294.2)
384
(399.9)
308
(321.1)
288
(302.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
22
(23.1)
22
(23.4)
42
(43.5)
21
(22.7)
19
(20.1)
33
(34.7)
20
(21.2)
15
(15.9)
7
(7.4)
13
(13.7)
16
(16.7)
7
(7.3)
16
(16.8)
City-Data.com crime index493.1468.2497.7486.5512.6457.6514.6444.7381.7416.1388.1369.4326.5

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- means the value is smaller than the state average.
- means the value is about the same as the state average.
- means the value is bigger than the state average.
- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 129 registered sex offenders living in Brockton, Massachusetts as of May 11, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Brockton is 741 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2019
Brockton:

451.3
U.S. Average:

205.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Brockton:

504.1
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Brockton:

536.9
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Brockton:

588.8
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Brockton:

540.2
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Brockton:

578.2
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Brockton:

675.5
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Brockton:

606.4
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Brockton:

661.2
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Brockton:

635.4
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Brockton:

660.3
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2002
Brockton:

536.3
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2019
Brockton:

166.5
U.S. Average:

178.6

Property crime rate in 2018
Brockton:

181.8
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Brockton:

193.2
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Brockton:

230.4
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Brockton:

205.7
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Brockton:

268.8
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Brockton:

329.9
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Brockton:

311.9
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Brockton:

376.9
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Brockton:

325.3
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Brockton:

327.0
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2007
Brockton:

336.2
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Brockton:

359.3
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Brockton:

382.3
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Brockton:

368.7
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Brockton:

386.9
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Brockton:

397.5
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 218 (195 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.05
Massachusetts average:

2.37

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 207 (183 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.91
Massachusetts average:

2.42

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 201 (180 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.87
Massachusetts average:

2.40

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 208 (187 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.96
Massachusetts average:

2.57

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 203 (183 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.93
Massachusetts average:

2.53

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 199 (178 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.89
Massachusetts average:

2.51

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 201 (180 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.91
Massachusetts average:

2.48

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 190 (170 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.79
Massachusetts average:

2.46

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 196 (177 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.88
Massachusetts average:

2.50

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 195 (176 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.91
Massachusetts average:

2.47

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 200 (180 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.87
Massachusetts average:

2.50

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 213 (184 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.92
Massachusetts average:

2.61

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 220 (192 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.04
Massachusetts average:

2.62

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 212 (185 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.96
Massachusetts average:

2.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 217 (191 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.03
Massachusetts average:

2.62

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 209 (182 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.93
Massachusetts average:

2.54

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 218 (189 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.00
Massachusetts average:

2.56

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Brockton, MA
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 02301, 02302.